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Oct 27 2015
Opening plenary keynote: Digital disciplines - attaining market leadership via the cloud, big data, social, mobile, and the Internet-of-Things
Joe Weinman, Digital Strategist and Author, Independent Consultant
The author of “Cloudonomics” tackles the next stage in the strategic evolution of the true digital enterprise and examines the drivers in both internal enterprise management and external and outsourced service provision.
Plenary panel: How can hosting, colocation and cloud managed services providers position themselves to best enable digital enterprise transformation?
Chris Crosby, Co-Founder & CEO, Compass Datacenters Eli Scher, CEO, New Continuum Data Centers Giles Proctor, VP, Data Centre Services , Pacnet at Telstra Joe Weinman, Digital Strategist and Author, Independent Consultant John Hughes CBE, Executive Chairman, Telecity Group Ross Bawcum, AVP, Global Data Center Operations, AT&T;
Morning coffee and networking
End user drivers for as-a-Service; how are clients demands changing and what does it mean for third-party IT service/infrastructure providers?
Nicola Hayes, Managing Partner, Andrasta Consulting
Oliver Jones, CEO, Chayora
China already has the world’s largest online community with over 600 million people connected to the internet (45% of the 1.3 billion population) and growth plans will take it to Western economies penetration levels of 80%+ within 5 years. China represents a massive market for online services but access to this new and demanding opportunity requires servers and data centers in-country due to the national firewall that China continues to deploy. The complexities of access are many and to date, most leading businesses have declined to engage or found it too challenging compared to other markets.
Lunch and networking
Afternoon plenary panel discussion: What do cloud exchanges mean for the outsourced infrastructure services industry?
Tag Greason , Executive Vice President , QTS
Enterprises are becoming more sophisticated on what solutions they require. The one-size fits all solution no longer applies and data centers need to evolve past offering only space and power. Enterprises are looking for partners that are a true extension of their business. By examining market drivers here we will take a look at how data center providers will succeed as partners to enterprises by offering flexibility and scalability.
Panel discussion: The International risk/regulatory landscape is changing – do you know how it could impact as-a-Service provider investment decisions?
End users tend to want want one as-a-sService provider internationally – the changing risk and regulatory landscape makes this difficult.
Plenary panel discussion: Are current availability standards fit for purpose? Do we need a workload availability standard and what would it look like? How could it be built into Service Level Agreements?
In the cloud what should we be doing about an availability standard?